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7 Eco-Friendly Ways to Recycle Materials in the Garden

Many gardeners know their garden has a positive impact on the environment and look for ways to make it even more eco-friendly. Whether you just try to reduce your pesticide use or go fully self-sufficient, there are tonnes of ways you can make your garden a bit more planet friendly. One simple and easy way to do this is to recycle materials by repurposing them in your garden. There are plenty of things, from yoghurt pots to pairs of [...]

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Why Gardening is Great For Your Mental Health and Wellbeing

The verdict is in: gardening is beneficial for mental health and wellbeing. Studies have found that the mental health benefits of gardening are extensive. Not only can regular gardening reduce mental health problems like depression and anxiety, but it can also reduce stress and combat high blood pressure, as well as improving overall physical fitness. So what is it about pulling up weeds, pruning unruly shrubs and tending to seedlings that makes us feel so good? (more…)

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Back Garden Birds: Britain’s Most Regular Visitors

With more than half a million households involved and 8.5 million birds counted; the RSPB’s Birdwatch 2015 has provided a detailed insight into the most regular winged visitors to Britain’s gardens. The results have demonstrated a number of key changes since 2014’s list and more extreme changes since the first Birdwatch more than 35 years ago. (more…)